Check this page for important dates, deadlines, and tournament schedules throughout the year. You'll be glad you did!

• Illinois Coaches' Training  //  now available online!

-Coach training has caught up to the 21st century!

-Click here to access the Illinois Odyssey of the Mind Coaches' Training video!

• Illinois Judge/Volunteer Training  //  to be posted online this autumn!

-Judge training has *ALSO* caught up to the 21st century!

-Volunteers no longer have to drive to complete a training - you can do it from home!

-Registered judges will receive an email with instructions a few weeks before competition.

-Click here to nominate your team-required volunteer/judge

• Illinois Registration Due  //  Friday, February 12, 2021

-All teams wishing to compete at the Illinois tournament must register

- Click here to register ($35 if on or before Jan. 31, $50 thereafter)

• Illinois State Tournament  //  VIRTUAL *AND* IN-PERSON

-NEW FOR 2021: To allow *all* students the opportunity to participate in OM this year, Illinois will plan for an in-person tournament to be held sometime in April but will also plan for a completely online, virtual competition, as well. Teams can register as either virtual or in-person teams and switch at any time! This is our ongoing commitment to bring affordable, creative education to students all over Illinois!

• Illinois Pin/Shirt Re-Orders Due  //  Monday, April 24, 2021

-Click here to access the Shirt & Pin Online Store

-NOTE: Pin and shirt orders for World Finals 2021 due by April 24

             All orders for WF need to be placed by a coach or parent

             as a group order (please no individual orders)


• Odyssey of the Mind World Finals  //  May 26-29, 2021

-Location: Michigan State University

-NOTE: The goal is to hold an in-person World Finals competition, but a virtual option (comparable to the awesome 2020 Virtual WF) is being planned in tandem just to be safe! Here's to hoping for the best case scenario, but teams will be able to share their awesome solutions either way!

-Details to be posted at Odyssey of the Mind HQ!

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